Overcome Clutter in the Kitchen With a One Board Project

3 Materials
$6
1 Hour
Easy

I’m an average cook walking into the kitchen 30 minutes before the tummy rumbles with no idea what to make. This routine happens every night. This project will not help me decide what to make.But, I’m convinced it will make dinner appear on the table faster. One board, one project, no leftovers other than a pile of sawdust.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


This is a one board project. A DIY project using only one board and no wood leftover.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


I used a 1 by 4 by 6-foot board. I cut 2 boards 20-inches for the sides, 1 board 18 1/2-inches for the bottom. And the wood left was cut in half for the two ends.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


I added a 45-degree cut to the tops of the ends pieces.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


Then I added my favorite wood glue to hold the crate together. No nails!

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


Just firmly clamp the pieces together and let the wood dry completely.
Next, I started to "age" the wood with my homemade wax. First along the edges.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


Next, I started to "age" the wood with my homemade wax. First along the edges.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


Then the knots.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


Then added dark wax to the wood grain.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


Then a coat of chalk-based paint over the wax. When the paint dried, I used a damp towel to uncover the aged areas.

overcome clutter in the kitchen with a one board project


I added my new aged one board crate to our kitchen to hold my most used spices.

Suggested materials:

  • 1 by 4 board  (Home Depot)
  • Wood Glue  (Amazon)
  • Chalk-based paint  (Amazon)

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